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  1. Hank

    Hank Seedling

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    So, I was noodling around here & I see this topic. I couldn't resist.
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    That's my family....
     
  2. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Awwwww Hank they are all beautiful - the ideal kind of family. :-D Your labrador looks good with the Christmas decoration on his/her collar. Can you tell us a little about them all please?
     
  3. Hank

    Hank Seedling

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    Ahh yes, names. From top to bottom:
    Charlie(paint),
    Hank (paint),
    Jin (paint),
    Desi (lab mix),
    Freddie (cocker spaniel),
    Rocky (barn cat).

    Desi's bell began as a decoration, but we liked it so much she still wears it. It sure helps when we're on a trail in the woods.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Thanks for the names of you little family Hank. So much better than referring to them as the dog, cat or whatever. :-D Looking forward to getting to know them better.
     



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  5. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Lovely pets Hank! I love the second photo, Hank (named him after you or vice versa for your username?) looks very relaxed. Quite the poser :D

    Does Desi like his little addition? Was he annoyed with it initially?

    Thanks for posting :D
     
  6. Hank

    Hank Seedling

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    Oh! So much explaining and such poor typing skills I have.

    Ok, Hank was called Rain when we bought him. We thought that was rather dumb, and after a while we saw that he had a personality that was a mirror of mine. Plus add that his grand sire is Hank-A-Chief, one of the most famous paint studs from the midwest. The decision was easy.

    Next, Desi is a she, short for Desperado. She was a suprise that my wife brought home after vacationing up north with the horses. The short story is that a hunter from the "Desperado Ranch" found her in the woods starving and full of porcupine quills. It's a wonder he didn't put her down right then. Thankfully he took her in, they nursed her back to health, then my wife adopted her. Desperado is a mouthfull when hollering at a dog, so we shortened it. Oh, and she doesn't mind her bell one bit.
     
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    Gizmo Animal Magnet

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    What a nice family u have. The names and story was also thanks G!zMo
     
  8. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Thanks ,Hank your family is a nice furry family /i love the stoy behind them .Most everyone here love animals as you will soon find out.
     
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    blackrose In Flower

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    really inspiring! thought of expanding my family a bit more...nevertheless, we stick to just cats and dogs who peacefully live with each other...the kittens could suck milk from the dogs and they don't mind it!.. :D :D :D
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!! I love them all. I would love to have horses, but to expensive for my pocketbook.
     
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    Shanna In Flower

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    Very nice pictures Hank.Freddie is adorable!!!And Rocky is so HUGE. Makes me wanna hold him I bet he is heavy.
     
  12. Hank

    Hank Seedling

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    Thank you all. Freddie is adorable and he knows it. Took him camping this last weekend and he had a blast. Poor fella is getting old (11) and he's slowing down a bit, hearing is going, and his eyes are getting cloudy, but he's still a ham.

    Yep, Rocky's a huge monster, but a big lover. I taught him to sit on my shoulders when he was a baby, and he still wants to do it now with all of his 19 lbs.

    Cajunbelle - horses aren't too expensive, but all of the stuff you have to get in addition to them is (saddles, trailers, big truck, feed, show clothes....the list goes on....)
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Poor Freddy, why do they have to grow old so fast :( Still looks like he has a lot of energy left though :smt023
     
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    I like the gift wrapped dog :)
     
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    Hank Seedling

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    She was unwrapping her presents. I dunno what she likes better, the presents or the gift wrap... ;) :D
     

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